Attention: Bee School has been postponed. New dates are March 31 - April 1, 2023. See you there!
Did you order bees? Club bees will be delivered to the Miller Island rest area, just west of Highway 97 on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. You will need to have a vehicle capable of transporting your nuc or package safely to your home hives without having them overheat or freeze. The bees are *usually* pretty calm.
Our sister club in the Rogue Valley, SOBA, developed a good presentation on how to install a nuc here. Also, Michigan State University has quick video.
Are you getting a package of bees? The procedure is a little different but still very easy. Penn State has a nice video. The only change we might suggest is in spraying the bees with sugar water. If the temperature is in the 60s, spray lightly. If it is lower than that, don't spray. The bees will get chilled and it willl be hard for them to recover.